April 10, 2018

Library welcomes Sandra Cisneros for free author talk on May 20

Registration now open for free tickets

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is continuing its author series with Sandra Cisneros on Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are free, but registration is required at columbuslibrary.org/special-events. Registration is now open. Seating begins at 1 p.m.

Sandra Cisneros is a Latin-American writer best known for her classic coming-of-age novel The House on Mango Street, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. She received a National Medal of Arts for Literature in September 2016 for exploring issues of race, class and gender through the lives of ordinary people across multiple cultures.

Before Cisneros’ author talk, customers are invited to attend a Book Discussion on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. CML’s panel of experts will talk about Cisneros’ books, introduce customers to authors and books with similar styles and themes and share new fiction coming to CML shelves. The discussion is free and registration is not required.

The Carnegie Author Series: Author Talks at Main Library also includes:


Terry McMillen

Sunday, Sept. 9 | 2 p.m.

Known for writing strong black female protagonists, Terry McMillan is the bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale. Her real-life stories of courage, determination and the bond of sisterhood translate into beloved bestsellers and major motion pictures. Registration opens July 27.


All programs take place in Main Library’s Reading Room. They are free and open to all. Free parking in Main Library’s attached garage is offered during all Carnegie Author Talks.

More information can be found at columbuslibrary.org/special-events.

The Carnegie Author Series is sponsored by NBC4.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework Help, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Club and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college and career readiness and employment resources.

CML was named a 2011 National Medal Winner by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for work in community service, the highest honor for libraries and museums. CML was also named 2010 Library of the Year by Library Journal.